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Natural Suburbia Sponsor Giveaway: The Handmade Homemaker

Please welcome Carrie from The Handmade Homemaker as my new February Sponsor:)

Carrie has a wonderful blog with lovely recipes, knitting patterns and crafts and a beautiful Etsy shop with Waldorf inspired treasures.

Doesn’t this embroidered mushroom look gorgeous! Absolutely stunning Carrie:)

To enter this giveaway please pop over to Carrie’s blog, and leave a comment 🙂

To become a sponsor and advertise on Natural Suburbia, just send an email to

Have an inspired weekend everyone xo Linda


Giveaway from ColourSpun

Please welcome Dana from ColourSpun

Natural Suburbia:
Tell us a little about how ColourSpun began and how long you have been dyeing yarn.

My first attempts at dyeing yarn were probably about 20 years ago when I tried to dye acrylic with food colouring and then with Lady dye – not very successfully. About 10 years ago I met Hazel Hele and she taught me the basics, I’ve been playing ever since. I started out dyeing just for my own knitting and soon I was dyeing for friends. I grew from there, my friends christened me “Oddballs” and I was known as that until last year I decided I needed to formalise my hobby and open for business, so that I could add my studio to the list of local yarn makers in my book. The name “Oddballs” was already taken and so ColourSpun came into being.

Natural Suburbia:
What inspires you to dye this beautiful yarn?

I love colour – and yarn and so putting colour on yarn was a natural step for me to take. My colour inspiration comes from everywhere. Its most often from nature but could come from pictures or photos in books or from the clothing on someone I may notice in the supermarket. I take huge delight in how people react to my yarn – that’s an inspiration too.

Natural Suburbia:
Do you sell your yarn both locally and internationally?

My yarn is sold both locally and internationally. I love having visitors to my studio but if it’s not possible to visit me there, my yarn can be found on my website – Colourspun or in my Etsy shop Colourspun and I will mail to anywhere.

Natural Suburbia:
I see you have a  ColourSpun Ravelry group, what is your vision for this group?


I started the Ravelry group yesterday J . I hope that members of the group will be inspired by my yarn and each other and that through it we will all grow and develop and find happiness in our craft.
Natural Suburbia:
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us today Dana.
Dana also has a lovely blog.

DK Merino and Mohair.


Rainbow Cotton

All the above yarns are included in the giveaway!
Two people will be chosen as winners and will each receive two skeins of yarn.
To enter, please leave a comment, comments will close on Wednesday evening. You may leave an extra comment each day until Wednesday if you wish:)

Winner No. 1:
Janet said…

So lovely, Dana, especially the purple (my favorite color!) I’ve recently started to explore dyeing — it opens up a whole new world, doesn’t it? Off to visit your Etsy shop…

January 23, 2011 7:50 AM

Winner No. 2:
Cary said…

So beautiful and exciting!!!! Thank you 🙂

Congratulations Janet and Cary, please could you both email me your postal details:)



Mamma4earth Giveaway, Winter Rainbow Hand Painted Yarn

Today I am offering a reader this giveaway of a skein of handspun, hand painted yarn called Winter Rainbow. The colours are rich and vibrant…
If you would like to enter, just leave a comment.
A winner will be chosen on Wednesday, you are welcome to leave a comment each day if you wish until then:)

Please check back here on Wednesday as the winner’s name will appear here at the end of this post.
 A huge thank you to all who visit this blog and share their thoughts in the comments, your kindness is truly heartwarming and much appreciated.

The Winner Is:

goldenbird said…
The colors are so vibrant and pretty, Linda. Thanks for the giveaway!
January 17, 2011 9:00 PM

Congratulations Stacy! Please could you send me your postal address:)


Grade 6 Waldorf Geometric Drawings

Today was our ‘official’ start to our homeschooling year after our December holidays. Jenna is busy with Physics, she studied all about colour today using a triangular prism to experience the rainbow spectrum of colour, the experiments were wonderful! (I will blog these this week) Caiden is busy with time and measurement and Erin began her Grade 6 Geometry Block, I have included some of Erin’s work.
Resource Books: Geometry
Nature, Number and Geometry by Live Education
A Wonderful Grade 6 Waldorf Geometry Video by Eugene Schwartz:
I am having a yarn giveaway (above photo) at the moment, if you would like to enter, just leave a comment here.
(I am looking to buy some of the Childcraft How and Why Library Books, I do have a few of them, if anyone is willing to part with theirs I would be so grateful if you would email me, I did manage to find some of them on Betterworld Books.)
Thanks so much:)
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